Outrage over BP's role in the massive oil spill is widespread and lawmakers are known for their histrionics but Rep. Joseph Cao took it to a whole new level at today's congressional hearing on America's energy future featuring a lineup of the country's top oil executives.
Though Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) threw verbal daggers at BP America CEO Lamar McKay and Cliff Stearn (D-Fl.) called for McKay's resignation, Cao demanded a greater sacrifice of the beleaguered executive.
Mr. Stearn asked Mr. McKay to resign. In the Asian culture we do things differently. During the Samurai days, we would just give you a knife and ask you to commit Hari-Kari. My constituents are still debating on what they want me to ask you to do, but that being said, the cleaning up process has been a disgrace and the claims process has been dismal...
For those readers who do not know how said "knife" is used, the subject proceeds to stick the knife into his abdomen, thereby ending his life.